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Caledonia, Northern Illinois, United States
I am a Thirty-Something mother of four beautiful girls. My love for them, and the joy I've experienced during this crazy ride called motherhood, has inspired me to help make the dream of a family become a reality for couples through gestational surrogacy. I've proudly helped A&T, as their lives were forever changed when they welcomed a son in April 2010 and K&S were blessed as parents in Sept 2012 when we welcomed their twin boys. I completed my final surrogacy journey Nov 2015 when I helped a wonderful local couple J&W and Big Brother add their family with the birth of twin boys. I am so very fortunate to have wonderful relationships with each one of my surro-families and continue to share in their lives.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Ready to cycle....or not ?!?!?

I'm gonna vent here for my IPs and myself.

Well, like I mentioned before the clinic now tells us that IM (and IF) need to have new labs because their previous ones have expried. I think we are all frustrated by this since the clinic didn't make IM aware of this until we were ready to cycle. She's been in contact with them several times checking in on the next steps and they basically said to stay on BCP and call when contracts were finished. The wouldn't give much more info than that until we signed on the dotted line. It's apparent no one ever pulled her chart or we would have known about the expired labs months ago which could have easily been done while we waited on contracts. UGH

I guess all that doesn't matter much though because when IM was bringing me up to speed she also relayed to me that the clinic is not cycling with any patients end of June early July because they are taking vacation!!! That is right when we'd be starting to cycle!! UGH UGH Guess we'll have the month we need to get those labs done now. UGH UGH UGH

My heart goes out to my IPs, I hate that something that should be so natural and "simple" has to be so complicated for them. Their only desire is to have a baby and there are so many factors and cirumstances that go into the process of IVF and surrogacy that it really isn't fair. A&T...sending you both big {{{HUGS}}}. It will all come together and happen soon we'll just have to continue being patient.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Getting somewhere

The clinic called to touch base with me Thursday. I'm supposed to let them know when CD1 comes along so that we can work out a med protocol and schedule, I'm expecting AF sometime around June 7th. IM has to go in for some new labs because during our wait her old ones expired but other than that we are ready to cycle!!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Waiting, waiting, waiting.......

Not much else to report besides that. Contracts are done, now just waiting on a cycling calendar from the clinic. I'll update when there is more news but for now we wait.